Martha Ballard's Diary, May 11 - 16, 1793

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Clear. mr Ballard went to Survey for Briant Fletchers. I went to Son Pollards on a visit. mr Pitts is in Persute of a thief. at Son Pollards.  
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Clear. my Son Jona & Dagt Dolly went to See mrs Mc Causland & found her very low. Shee views her Self near the Close of Life. may Shee be Composd, have an easy passage from time to Eternity, & may the Change of Seins be her Everlasting happiness. Sally Cox went to her Dads. I have been at home. mr Densmore & wife here. at home. Dolly [went] to See mrs mc Causland.  
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Clear. mr Ballard preparing for planting. mr James Page Dind here. old Lady Coutch Calld, Ephm helpt her over ye river. I have been at home. my Girls washt & went to mr Densmores. Cyrus went to Jon as. at home. Dolly went to mr Densmors
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X. Birth Saml Cumings Dagt. XX.
Clear. mr Ballard had his flax Sowd. I was Calld to Saml Cumings to See his wife. Shee was Deld at 2h pm of a Daugt, her 3d Child. I Calld to See mrs Child, find her Seting up. I arivd at home about Dusk, walkt from mr Childs. at Saml Cumingss.Birth 25th. Dolly at mr Danys. receivd6/ of mr Cumings July 13.  
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Clear. Dolly went to mr Danys to work, mr Ballard to Survey for Colo North. I went to take my leave of mr Dany & wife who left ys town and are going to New town. I went to [Godlin] Pages & paid him 1:18:8 which mr Ballard owd him. I was at other Stores. at mr Danys & at the Stores. Elisha Preskott paid me 6/ for assisting his wife Octr 27th
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Clear. John Savage workt here. I have been at home, workt in my Gardin. Sally went to mr Pollards. Hanh Woodwd here yesterday. at home. mrs mc [Causland] Deceast.  

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.